Make the most of your stay at the Hôtel Restaurant Campanile Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines by tasting the specialties of the department of Yvelines and the Île-de-France region. As a garnish, fried, as a side dish or salad, sample the traditional button mushroom during your visit to Yvelines. Also known locally as the Paris mushroom, it is cultivated in cellars, and it is this which particularity differentiates it from other similarly named mushrooms from other countries such as the Netherlands and Poland.
If your stay in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines takes place in August, consider savoring the famous reine-claude de Chambourcy (a town located about twenty km from Saint-Quentin) for dessert. The reine-claude de Chambourcy is a green plum with yellow flesh, of which there are two varieties: one called “late” and the other “early,” simply according to the speed of maturation. Enjoy them in cakes, crumbles, clafoutis, compotes... simply indulge!Poissy noyauYour stay in Yvelines is an ideal opportunity to taste a very local liquor, that of the city of Poissy, known as noyau, which is based on almonds and apricots macerated or distilled in brandy (cognac or armagnac). Two versions exist: the silver goblet (almond-flavored) and the Saint-Louis seal (which also has notes of orange blossom). This liqueur from Yvelines, which is one of the oldest in France, is of course to be consumed in moderation.
Among the municipalities that make up the agglomeration of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, the city of Montigny-le-Bretonneux is particularly dynamic. Every year in June, the Fête de la Ville is organized around a specific theme, such as the Middle Ages. Many local associations offer all kinds of entertainment, workshops and shows. The month of June is especially rich in activities, as Montigny also comes alive on the day of the music festival thanks to artists from near and far who promise to deliver exceptional concerts.
The 12 municipalities of the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines agglomeration offer numerous events every year. For athletes and the more courageous among tou, head there in April to participate in the 21 km or 10 km runs, organized in the city of Trappes. After the race, treat yourself to a well-deserved rest in your Campanile hotel room in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines!